Another confusing Liberal policy announcement

Another day, another confusing policy announcement from the Bokhari Liberals—and this one is no April Fool's joke.

The Bokhari Liberals would sink $20 million into a government-run grocery store, but they want to privatize liquor sales and cancel the new Liquor and Lotteries headquarters that would bring hundreds of people downtown and help create the critical mass needed to sustain a grocery store.

That just doesn't make sense and doesn't add up.

The NDP is supporting downtown development through new housing, the Winnipeg Art Gallery’s Inuit Art Centre, the new headquarters for Manitoba Liquor and Lotteries and key projects like True North Square.

With more people living, working and visiting downtown, it's becoming a more and more attractive spot for a grocery store, and we are working with private partners to make it happen.

And when we announced that a re-elected NDP government would continue to support downtown Winnipeg by working with the private sector to redevelop surface parking lots, Glen Clark, President of the Jim Pattison Group said:

"We believe that downtown Winnipeg is growing and is a strong market that can accommodate a downtown grocery store. We are very interested in the market and have shown this with our recent expansion into Winnipeg. With new housing, large-scale developments and the return of the Winnipeg Jets, it will only be a matter of time before we move into the downtown market."